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by Melanie Lynne Hauser

Category: Womens Fiction
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Melanie Lynne Hauser
ISBN: 0451220366
ISBN13: 978-0451220363
Language: English
Publisher: NAL Trade (March 6, 2007)
Pages: 300
Fb2 eBook: 1585 kb
ePub eBook: 1689 kb
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Melanie Lynne Hauser also writes historical fiction under the pen name Melanie Benajamin. In fact, so many people liked it that the sequel, SUPER MOM SAVES THE WORLD was also published.

Melanie Lynne Hauser also writes historical fiction under the pen name Melanie Benajamin. She has also contributed an essay to the anthology, IT'S A BOY!

In Melanie Lynne Hauser's sequel to Confessions of Super Mom, we are in for more complications and fun than ever . For a well deserved break, why not spend some time saving the world with Super Mom? Let Mr. Clean and the Scrubbing Bubbles handle it on their own for a while.

In Melanie Lynne Hauser's sequel to Confessions of Super Mom, we are in for more complications and fun than ever before as Birdie gets engaged, her daughter gets a driver's license and her ex-husband, Doctor Dan decides he wants to get back together. Adding to the quagmire, Super Mom is feeling under-appreciated for her past good deeds to say the least.

Summary: Super Mom has a new villain to face as she saves Astro Park again. Former member of the PTA Melanie Lynne Hauser is a prototypical Super Mom. She is the author of Confessions of Super Mom and Super Mom Saves the World. The Take-Away: As an unplanned sequel, requested by her publisher, Hauser does an excellent job of developing her characters. She lives in Chicago with her husband and their two sons.

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Super Mom is saving the world again, one villainous chore at a time. If you loved Melanie Lynne Hauser's first book, Confessions of Super Mom, then this follow-up is sure to delight with its generous helpings of humor, clever observations, and practical advice

Super Mom is saving the world again, one villainous chore at a time. If you loved Melanie Lynne Hauser's first book, Confessions of Super Mom, then this follow-up is sure to delight with its generous helpings of humor, clever observations, and practical advice. There's also a bit of tossed in to keep it all moving.

Melanie Lynne Hauser. Confessions of Super Mom was the perfect remedy for overwhelmed mothers everywhere

Melanie Lynne Hauser. Confessions of Super Mom was the perfect remedy for overwhelmed mothers everywhere. Now, the super-powered suburban avenger who was turned into a superhero by a Horrible Swiffer Accident is busily fundraising for a brand-new stadium and planning a wedding to her very own Super Man. But she better watch out. Because someone wants to toss Super Mom out of the game for good. Summary: Super Mom has a new villain to face as she saves Astro Park again. Super Mom, aka Birdie Lee, is getting remarried while her ex-husband is divorcing his second wife - the one he left her for. Oh yeah, something is suspicious with the new baseball diamond for the Little Leaguers. Do they really need a domed field, while the pep bands' uniforms are practically rotting around them?

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Transformed into a super hero by a bizarre cleaning accident, middle-aged single mother Birdie Lee is busy raising funds for a brand-new stadium and planning a wedding to the man of her dreams when she is confronted by an unknown enemy who wants her out of the picture for good. By the author of Confessions of Super Mom. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Comments to eBook Super Mom Saves the World
Antuiserum
Melanie Lynne has done it again, with her mix of realism, romance, adventure, comedy, and fantasy. Loved the steroids bit and the Phantom of the Bullpen and Our She-ro's engagement to the Clark-Kentesque Carl, as well as daugyhter Kelly's teenage ups and downs and her also Clark-Kentesque teen son's Martin's case of the sparks for a teenage news reporter. Bravo! Hoping for a third installment. And I had no issues with the whole Mr. Clean-Scrubbing Bubbles thing
Zehaffy
Super Mom, the newest member of the Justice League of America, has a lot on her plate in this second installment in Melanie Lynne Hauser's series featuring Birdie Lee, mild-mannered grocery clerk turned über-Frau. Having gained her extraordinary powers in book one after a Horrible Swiffer Accident--Birdie can clean with the power of ten thousand Swiffers--she finds her powers suddenly upgraded this time around, a mixed blessing, it turns out, as Super Smell can have its drawbacks. With great power comes great responsibility, of course, and Birdie finds a new nemesis or two stirring up trouble in Astro Park, the evil plot of the moment connected with the construction of an over-sized, domed stadium for the town's Little Leaguers. More interesting than Birdie's super-difficulties, however, are the more mundane issues she faces as an ex-wife and mother: her children are growing up--and dating and driving and shutting her out and fraternizing with undesirables--and her ex-husband Dan seems to be on the rebound after a second failed marriage. Meanwhile, Birdie's relationship with nerdy scientist Carl brings its own complications into her life.

The Super Mom books are an interesting mix. In part Hauser offers comic book fantasy, with over-the-top bad guys, in jokes for the superheroically literate (e.g., journalists Jimmy Nelson and Lois Blane), and action scenes in which Super Mom uses her cleaning powers to thwart evildoers. But on top of this cartoony infrastructure Hauser builds a more serious, quite realistic story. And this is where her writing shines, where it is downright poignant at times, when she explores the complicated relationships within families, and in particular the changing dynamics between mothers and their growing children. Humor mixed with heartache. In this outing Hauser does an excellent job, too, of exploring Birdie and her son's developing relationships with Carl's son Greg.

I do have two complaints about the book, one substantial and one...born of disgust. Taking the latter first: there are two occasions in the story in which Birdie--a sworn enemy, remember, of sticky spills and dust and germs, a woman who passes out Wet Naps while crime fighting--in which she...well, I'll let the passages speak for themselves:

"'Birdie.' His arms tightened around me. 'Do you have any idea how much I love you?' I nodded. Then blew my nose on the sleeve of his shirt" (p. 24).

"I blew my nose on the sleeve of his shirt, because I knew he wouldn't mind. And he didn't. He just laughed and wiped it off on the sleeve of my shirt" (p. 63).

He didn't mind?! In what alternate universe is blowing one's nose on the habiliments of one's paramour appropriate behavior? I'm still shuddering over this.

Secondly, I worry that Hauser has jumped the shark in introducing advertising icons such as Mr. Clean into her story as real-life entities. To me part of the strength of the Super Mom story lay in introducing a little bit of fantasy into the otherwise banal world of a more-or-less average house(ex)wife. I am able to accept (a little unwillingly, actually) the existence of the Justice League of America in Super Mom's universe, but for me, at least, positing the real-life existence of the Scrubbing Bubbles and the magical cleaning world they inhabit goes too far. I would implore Hauser to rein in this particular fantasy in her next installment.

And I would advise readers to seek out the author's blog Refrigerator Door, where she writes regularly and with great humor about her own family life and her experiences as a writer.

[Disclaimer: Since reading Melanie Lynne Hauser's first book I have come to know the author a bit, virtually, through our respective blogs, and I in fact have her to thank for my copy of this book. I hope that our acquaintance has not influenced my review.]

Debra Hamel -- author of Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece (Yale University Press, 2003)
KiddenDan
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Mild mannered grocery store clerk by day, Birdie Lee is Super Mom by night! And any other hours necessary because as we know, being a mom is a 24 hour a day job. In Melanie Lynne Hauser's sequel to Confessions of Super Mom, we are in for more complications and fun than ever before as Birdie gets engaged, her daughter gets a driver's license and her ex-husband, Doctor Dan decides he wants to get back together.

Adding to the quagmire, Super Mom is feeling under-appreciated for her past good deeds to say the least. By closing down an evil empire brainwashing the town's children, she also caused an unemployment problem and some of the citizens would rather Super Mom took her apron and high heels for a hike. Now when Super Mom discovers a serious problem with the new Little League stadium being built, the town and especially the mayor wants her to buzz off. She has a new bucket headed villain taking her on, and only the power of 10,000 Swiffers can save the day. Until another accident happens and Super Mom acquires a new super sniffer power and her cleaning power of 10,000 Swiffers is increased to 20,000! Being able to smell the sweat on a snail makes things just that much more interesting. But will her new foe be a match for her new and improved powers?

I did enjoy Super Mom even more this go round. While the first book was enjoyable, it had a bit of an elementary feel to it as characters and their wacky antics were established. Super Mom Saves the World keeps things light and playful while tackling some tougher, yet familiar issues to us all. With a nice foundation of characters to build on, Super Mom Saves the World still has a lot of fun and a smidge more substance.

While this wasn't thought provoking prose by any means, it was an entertaining and humorous way to spend a weekend. Tolstoy is wonderful and you feel smarter just by opening the cover of War and Peace, but there are times when it's nice to unplug and lose yourself without straining your brain.

Mother's everywhere can relate to feeling like their job of taking care of their home and family just aren't appreciated. The sometimes comic trials and tribulations Super Mom goes through provide readers with a nice fantasy while still being easy to identify with. There was at least a small degree of believability for a reference point for those of us who don't wear a cape.

For a well deserved break, why not spend some time saving the world with Super Mom? Let Mr. Clean and the Scrubbing Bubbles handle it on their own for a while.
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